Museum mashup - integrate data from multiple museums
Using the concept of this page...
...show objects from multiple museums on a single web page.
Participating museums would need to create an open, web-accessible API of jsonp data that has a very basic structure for this exercise: Title, Period, Accession #, Institution, and a web-accessible thumbnail jpeg url.
Countless hours have been spent in meetings, setting up standards, etc., but I think a few good haXors could do this in a weekend. Would need at least two APIs and someone who can make a web UI with jQuery (Sencha, etc). With enough votes, I can make 1000+ objects available as Open Data in whatever format The Walters is using now. The real challenge is combining the json but that is probably not that big a deal.
I don't know if this would be helpful but I'm a fan of the Design Museum's interface for presenting and discovering objects on a tablet or smart phone: http://vimeo.com/39260302